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2008-06-19 18:00:14

By THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON - Metis Nation-Saskatchewan leaders are meeting with Premier Brad Wall's government to begin talks on what could be a breakthrough on hunting and fishing rights - after a decade of legal wrangling. CEO Brian Kembel says the negotiations come after Metis in the province won more than five illegal hunting cases in court. It's hoped there will be an interim agreement by the fall. Alberta and its Metis are expected to square off in court in a test case next...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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